24.10.2020 09:45 am
Chennai “are looking like an ageing boxer in the ring against younger fighters who are throwing more punches than he can handle.”
Three-time Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings will be forced into major changes after a humiliating defeat to their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians, their veteran captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said.
The evening belonged to the 36-year-old South African, who scored his third IPL half-century of the season to go past 3 000 runs in the T20 tournament.
Former Australian captain and multiple Cricket World Cup winner says Mankad is “not within the spirit of the game”.
Chennai were involved in another six-hitting fest against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 edition that also saw 33 sixes.
Umpiring standards also came into question in last year’s IPL, during which India captain Virat Kohli tersely commented: “We are not playing club cricket.”
Australia’s success was all the more creditable as star batsman Steve Smith missed all three matches after suffering a head injury batting in the nets.
The 2020 version of the Indian Premier League will take place in the UAE from Saturday, after it was moved from India because of the coronavirus
“I have followed European cricket quite closely and I actually hit Sweden up first with an e-mail. I’m not going as a consultant, this is a long-term move.”
Pakistan fought back to restrict England to 131-6 before rain stopped play in the first Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Friday.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam will try to overcome a quick change in formats in the first of three Twenty20 internationals against England at Old Trafford on Friday.
England’s Jason Roy has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan after sustaining a left side strain, team management announced Thursday.
Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch says he will miss the “banter” of English crowds during the upcoming white-ball campaign but is adamant the absence of spectators will not mean a lack of intensity.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali insisted there were “lots of positives” for his side despite their 1-0 series loss to England.
England paceman James Anderson cemented his place in cricket history by taking his 600th Test wicket when he dismissed Pakistan captain Azhar Ali in the rain-marred third and final Test at Southampton on Tuesday.
England’s James Anderson became just the fourth bowler and first paceman to take 600 Test wickets when he dismissed Pakistan captain Azhar Ali in the third Test at Southampton on Tuesday.